James Pickens, Jr.: Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight to Leave Grey's Anatomy Cast This Season

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Here we go again.

The ongoing soap opera concerning Grey's Anatomy stars Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight and their uncertain futures took another crazy turn today when their co-star, James Pickens, Jr., commented that both of them are indeed leaving the show.

"Yes, she is," Pickens said when asked if the former Emmy winner was checking out of Seattle Grace. "Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best."

And what about T.R. Knight? "He's going too," Pickens, who plays Dr. Richard Webber, Chief of Surgery, said. "He just wanted to pursue other career paths."

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ABC isn't commenting, but according to Entertainment Weekly, sources close to the situation have said regarding Pickens' comments, he may have jumped the gun.

While it's true Heigl and Knight want out, ABC execs have yet to officially issue the actors - who are under contract for six seasons - any Get Out of Jail Free cards.

However, all indications are that it will happen. The only question is when.

"Right now, the whole thing is in the hands of their agents and ABC's lawyers," explains a Grey's Anatomy insider. "Something will probably be worked out soon."

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izzie betta not leave =( shes my favorite!!!


Ok The show will be so different without George and Izzy. Those of you that dont like George and Izzy need to not watch the show. It is not all about merder relationship. I mean I like everyone on the show except Christina at the beginning of this season. (she as a toal bitch) She is getting better now. (especially this last show) George and Izzy makes the show. He is cute, sweet, sensative. They are the ones that everyone goes to when in need. They hold the glue together! I am not saying I wont watch it with them being gone which I will, but i will not look forward to it every week and count down the days until Thursday night. All I have to say is what the hell are these people thinking when they say good ridences. I mean who blames Izzie for wanting to move on. Look at her character. The show revolves around merder. She is a great actress and anyone in her situation would do the same, so stop being such ass holes about her voicing her opinion! As for george he is a wonderful actor and had a lot of chemestry with girls on the show. His character was just focused more on medicine and saving people then sleeping with all the doctors and nurses. Same thing with george as Izzy they have totaly just about written him out of the show I mean what does he get 2 minutes each show. He was the one who got the first surgery dont disgrace him like that. I am completely upset about this episode. It was good but very intense, maybe to intense. Good luck to Izzy and George I will miss you and the show will not be the same with out them. Who is going to be the rock? Whose next Bailey? Remember after burke left it was completely different.


not watching one more program if Katherine Heigl is out! NO IZZIE NO SHOW!


Can't believe Katherine and T.R are leaving!! It doesn't make any sense. Izzie and George totally complete the show and it would be kinda boring without them!!:(:(


And I also agree with drcookchick =)


George and Izzie make greys anatomy the amazing show it is (in my opinion!)and I am and always will be a gizzie fan and wanting them to get together again =) In addition to that though, I don't think that everyone should beleive everything they hear about Katherine and TR leaving. All different people in entertainment have been saying that Katherine an TR would be leaving for at least two months, and nothing has happened yet! But then again, that might just be wishful thinking...


dr. cook chick. that was very well said. I hate how people get so offended when somebody doesn't like the gizzie thing, or some fans don't like other characters... its everyones opinion.


I love your post Dr Cook. For me George is the greatest character, that is when he has more than 20 seconds of airtime, because he is so funny and lovable and because he tries so hard and always has the best of intentions. He has a HUGE huge heart and is never intentionally mean to anyone, and he acres about each and every one of his patients. He loves kids. He has a smile that can lit up the whole room. He is such a great character with so much potential and it makes me so mad Shonda can't see that and use him to his full potential. Same thing with Gizzie, they were one great couple but she never gacve them a chance.


*sorry i misspelled drcookchick


So VERY WELL SAID! Thank you!!!!

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